katrina. they are asking for $42 billion in aid. that includes 9 billion to prepare for the next big storm. last month's storm flooded the subway train system, and knocked out power for days. >>> get ready, we are about to get hit with several storms which are taking aim on the bay area. live with how to prepare and what to prepare for, alex? >> reporter: well, good morning, the north bay is expected to get hammered by a series of storms and the residents are getting prepared an auction see the sand bags are being filled and they are making these bags for the flooding that is certainly a possibility with all the rain that is expected. lots of people will be stopping by here throughout the day. meantime over at the city's public works yard, 400 sandbags sit ready for the rain that is coming. these are the biggest storms expected in the bay area. the rain will be most intense in the bay area several inches coming down in that area. downed power lines will be going on as well and that's why they have been checking pumps and drains to make sure they are clear and ready to handle all that rain.